Community Sport and Health Officer Level 3 Apprenticeship - Plymouth at Argyle Community Trust

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Community Sport and Health Officer Level 3 Apprenticeship - Plymouth

Argyle Community Trust are seeking a passionate and forward-thinking individual to support their ‘inclusion’ team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within a professional sports club context, whilst using their own passion for sport to engage and inspire others. The role will involve supporting experienced coaches in working across a range of target groups, predominately focussing upon those in need of sport and physical activity support.

The job holder is required to:

  • Plan sport and well-being sessions to be delivered to a diverse range of community participants
  • Assist with other sport/health-related projects across all remits of the Argyle Community Trust
  • Be actively involved in city-wide events that promote improved physical health and well-being
  • Assist PAFC coaches with the delivery of practical sessions
  • Oversee the signing-in/out process of sessions and support the general health and safety of session or project delivery
  • Assist PAFC coaches to deliver outreach health and well-being sessions across a range of PAFC projects, based within under-represented communities
  • Support the daily running of Manadon Health and Well-being hub, ensuring key health objectives are being met
  • Engage with local partners and support key stakeholder sessions across the city, promoting the Argyle Community Trusts work
  • Complete all monitoring and evaluation tasks associated to health and well-being projects
  • Support a range of classroom-based health intervention sessions, supporting the lead coach/teacher in delivering academic outcomes

Support the delivery of the Trusts ‘National Citizen Service’ programme, a youth-led personal and social development project.

Training to be provided

We are keen to invest in the development of our future workforce and consequently can offer a comprehensive training package, inclusive of the following:

  • Level 3 Community Sport and Health Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 1 Football Coaching
  • A range of on-going accredited and non-accredited CPD opportunities

Desired skills

It will be a key requirement of this role for the successful candidate to possess strong skills across a range of areas, inclusive of communication, teamwork, self-organisation, punctuality, leadership and problem solving.

Desired skills:

  • High level competency on all Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Prior knowledge of community health and sport structures
  • Ability to write reports, case studies and any press releases required to further promote our work
  • An ability to multi-task and manage personal workloads across a number of on-going projects
  • An ability/willingness to learn how to use new monitoring and evaluation software tools
  • An ability to build and maintain relationships with staff, partners and participants
  • Be able to work within a range of health & safety and safeguarding policies/frameworks
  • Excellent time keeping and time management skills
  • An ability to work to deadlines and self-manage workload to ensure the completion of tasks in line with KPIs
  • Strong communicator (telephone, face-to-face and written)
  • A competent public speaker, who can plan and deliver presentations and sessions
  • An ability to work safely, compliant with GDPR and Cyber Essential frameworks
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail, with an organized, systematic, and methodical approach to work

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a range of qualities, inclusive of honesty, empathy, strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build rapport at all times. It is also hoped they will possess a genuine passion to support local communities through the power of sport and physical activity.

Personal qualities:

  • Demonstrate positive role-model behaviours that inspires local people to become healthier/more active
  • Be able to self-evaluate own performance honestly and be reflective in identifying own strengths/areas of improvement
  • Be adaptable to deal with a number of issues that may arise dynamically and confidently
  • Be reliable, tolerant and determined
  • Be an open and approachable employee that is compassionate to participants needs
  • Present themselves in a way that represents PAFC/ACT in a professional manner at all times
  • Qualified driver and have access to own transport and/or is sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel
  • Be able to work independently, set personal goals and strive towards completing all jobs to a high-standard
  • Be able to motivate others through spoken instruction and personal actions, demonstrating the change that we are trying to promote
  • A desire to learn and to get involved in all areas of Argyle Community Trust
  • An ability/willingness to take on responsibility and be accountable for own performance

An ability to build, maintain and adapt relationships with participants that are both professional and safe.

Desired qualifications

It would be advantageous for the successful candidate to have prior experience of working with people within a sporting or public health context. NGB coaching qualifications would be a significant asset to aspiring applicants, however, will be provided as part of training.

Specific qualifications:

  • GCSE Grade 4/C or above or equivalent
  • Enhanced DBS clearance

Future prospects

Argyle Community Trust can offer a unique pathway through their apprentice programme and are committed to equipping employees with a wealth of CPD opportunities. Additional qualifications are available throughout the programme, including NGB, AfPE and SE-accredited qualifications. ACT also has strong links with Marjon University Sport Development faculty and can support any successful apprentice in making a transition to Higher Education if desired.

About Argyle Community Trust

Argyle Community Trust has a clear vision, along with our national partners, to be an active, inspirational and inclusive community hub for the South West region. We aim to have a positive impact on a range of groups within society and to provide the local community with the opportunity to improve their life chances and aspirations through the power and universal appeal of football.

We are hugely proud to say we have changed lives and inspired people over the past 25 years and envisage this to continue for many years to come. We offer a wide range of activities and programmes from football to nationally recognised educational qualifications, from health to social action and disability.

To ensure we remain focused and true to our aims we have a clear strategy showcasing what we do and how we intend to continue and build upon our work.

Our Community Strategy builds on Argyle Community Trust’s desire to make a change to people’s lives using the power of Plymouth Argyle Football Club. The populations that we serve face barriers in relation to health, well-being, education, employment, levels of physical activity, high deprivation in some areas and low attainment levels.

Through the work undertaken as part of our last strategy, through research and consultation there is clear evidence to indicate our work is needed within our community. National, regional and local plans reflect the work that we undertake with the aim of breaking down the barriers stated above.

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